Exploring a New World Order and Leveraging Opportunities
TORONTO, Sept. 23 2014 /CNW/ - Six years after the Great Recession, global recovery remains fragile and escalating geopolitical conflicts threaten stability. In what is sure to be a candid interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, and on the heels of his new book "World Order," former U.S. Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, will provide Toronto Global Forum's participants with unique insights into the increasingly complex global environment that governments and businesses must navigate on October 28.
"Henry Kissinger and Fareed Zakaria are two of the brightest and most thoughtful minds in foreign policy. Collectively their insights will provide valuable perspective for any organization operating in an international context," said Nicholas Rémillard, President and CEO of the Toronto Global Forum. "These individuals complete a very impressive roster of business leaders, politicians, and dignitaries who will gather in Toronto for this major event."
This year, more than 1,800 delegates and 90 speakers from around the world will attend the Forum at the Fairmont Royal York on October 27-28. In-depth discussions and debates around the theme of "Rethinking Growth" will take place among participants. Other keynote speakers include:
- Daniel Doctoroff, President and CEO, Bloomberg
- Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank (ADB)
- Rich Lesser, President and CEO, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
- Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, Canada
- Michael Sabia, President and CEO, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
- Sophie Vandebroek, Chief Technology Officer, Xerox, and President, Xerox Innovation Group
- Al Monaco, President and CEO, Enbridge Inc.
- Jane Karuku, President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
- Joaquim Levy, Chief Executive Officer, Bradesco Asset Management
This year's event sets the stage for next year's special edition of the Forum, which will be organized prior to the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games, the world's third largest international multi-sport Games, after the Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games.
"By hosting this important business event just prior to the Toronto Pan Am Games, the Forum will benefit from the significant presence of international leaders in Toronto for the Games. We expect the increased participation of Heads of State, renowned economic thinkers and CEOs of many of the world's largest corporations for what will be the pre-eminent dialogue of its kind in Canada," concluded Nicholas Rémillard.
THE TORONTO GLOBAL FORUM
The Toronto Global Forum is a non-profit organization committed to heightening knowledge and awareness of the major issues concerning economic globalization, with a particular emphasis on the relations between the Americas and other continents. Over the years, the Toronto Global Forum has increasingly developed into a strategic platform for business development through significant opportunities for synergies between stakeholders, speakers, business delegations and attendees onsite. The Forum is held under the auspices of the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) which organizes annual summits bringing together Heads of States, the private sector, international organizations, politicians, global economic decision makers and civil society.
The Toronto Global Forum wishes to thank its partners: City of Toronto, Government of Ontario, Aecon, Manulife, Scotiabank, EDC, Cisco, Sun Life Financial, Cummins Eastern Canada, Desjardins, BDC, BMO Capital Markets, BNP Paribas (Canada), Garda World, GDF Suez, Magna, Ontario Power Authority, Invest in Canada, Toronto Financial Services Alliance, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, COGECO, The Boston Consulting Group, Siemens, SNC-Lavalin, Toronto Port Authority, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Global Public Affairs, AGF, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Capstone Infrastructure, Goldman Sachs, InstarAGF, Tourisme Montréal, KLM, Florida Realtors, Porter Airlines, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Globe and Mail, CNW, Worth, ReNew Canada, and iPolitics.
Preliminary program and full list of keynote speakers: http://forum-americas.org/toronto
SOURCE: The International Economic Forum of the Americas
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